Game Warden Arnold J. Magoon

Game Warden Arnold J. Magoon

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Vermont

End of Watch Thursday, April 27, 1978

Arnold J. Magoon

Warden Arnold Magoon was killed when he was assaulted by a deer poacher in Brandon, Vermont. The suspect struck him several times in the head with a flashlight. The man was sentenced to six to twenty years for the murder.

Warden Magoon had been with the agency for 18 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 939

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Flashlight
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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38 years lost to a man doing his job protecting wildlife. RIP Warden Magoon. Such a lose.

Larry Stahler retired Deputy Warden
Vermont fish & Wildlife

April 29, 2017

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